Monthly Archives: August 2012

An Index of Other Painting Techniques (3)

Faux finishes are techniques that simulate looks such as marble, granite, tortoiseshell, malachite, agate, lapis lazuli, copper, wrought iron, pewter, steel, aged bronze, verdigris, plaster, patina, gilding, and leather. While these techniques are most often found on furniture or décor … Continue reading

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An Index of Other Painting Techniques (2)

Striping refers to any kind of finish that involves painting solid stripes of any size onto a surface. Stripes can be applied with paint brushes, solid sponges, window washing squeegees (our favorite for easy uniform tiny stripes). Masking off unpainted … Continue reading

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An Index of Other Painting Techniques

Ragging is similar to sponging, except the dabbing is done with rags torn into approximately 12-inch-square pieces

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Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (8)

6. Frottage The name for the texturizing technique, frottage, stems from the French verb, frotter (meaning “to rub”). This is a very easy technique that anyone can do in a very short amount of time. Frottage involves placing sheets of … Continue reading

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Make a Splash!: An Overview of Passionate Paint Finishes for Walls (7)

5. Dry Brushing. Dry brushing uses very little paint, as only the tips of the bristles are dipped in the paint, and as much paint as possible is removed. The technique is similar to colorwashing but the paint does not … Continue reading

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